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      08-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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2012 528i - October 2011 Build

so while I am still contemplating on doing an ED, I have noticed a 528i msport at a local dealership. The production date on that vehicle is 10/01/2011, so essentially this car is almost a year old. I am thinking of offering a $500 under invoice before any incentives. Is that fair?
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so while I am still contemplating on doing an ED, I have noticed a 528i msport at a local dealership. The production date on that vehicle is 10/01/2011, so essentially this car is almost a year old. I am thinking of offering a $500 under invoice before any incentives. Is that fair?
Don't buy a 528.
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why is that?
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Biggest mistake I have made this year. I bought one and traded it in after 1500 miles. The engine is noisy and u feel like u are driving a 30k diesel. I traded up for a 535, smooth as silk.
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Biggest mistake I have made this year. I bought one and traded it in after 1500 miles. The engine is noisy and u feel like u are driving a 30k diesel. I traded up for a 535, smooth as silk.
Its not a powerhouse but the 528 never was supposed to be. I went from a sporty e46 330 ZHP and I was surprised that the 5's 4 banger didn't even feel like a downgrade. Its true the engine tone is weak and the idle can sound like a diesel at times but from inside the car where it really matters you can't hear it. I would buy my 528i over the 535 again. If money means something as it did for me the 535 is 6K more and I didn't see paying that for slightly better engine performance. 6K buys some nice options that few people get on their 528/535's.

Though not as fast, my fully loaded 528i on 750Li rims gets a lot more attention than any of the 535's at my work.

As for smoothness, I recommend the comfort+ suspension setting, getting the taller tires of the F01 wheels, and disabling the auto engine stop. My 528 is as smooth as the base 740i I test drove.

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